October 15, 1925 – November 28, 2021
Warren Gustav Opp, age 96 passed away on Sunday November 28, 2021 at Country Manor Rapid Rehab, Sartell MN after an illness with covid.
Warren was born on Thursday October 15, 1925 in Medina, ND to Gustav and Elphild (Lindquist) Opp. The Opp family moved with their three young children from Medina to Wheaton, MN in 1926.
Warren entered Wheaton Primary School in 1931 and graduated from Wheaton High School on June 4, 1943 along with 38 other classmates. Their high school years were very much affected by World War II, Warren was no exception in his sense of duty to his country and enlisted in the Army Air Corp at the age of 17 years on August 13, 1943 and entered active duty on October 11, 1943. He spent his Air Corp training in Texas, North Dakota, Colorado, California, Idaho and ultimately Washington state as part of a 10 man flight crew working as a nose gunner. He was honorably discharged on March 9, 1946. He proudly was a continual member of the American Legion for 76 years.
Warren met Doris Newberger in February 1947 at the now gone Woodman Dance Hall and they later married on May 10, 1948 in Herman, MN. During their 55 years of marriage they had 5 children. They lived in Wheaton, Two Harbors,MN; Sisseton,SD; Cottage Grove, MN; and they moved to Waite Park, MN in November 1999 where Warren resided until August 2021 when he moved to Woodcrest Assisted Living, St Joseph, MN.
Warren is survived by his children Charles (Peggy) Opp, Mary (Rick) Klug, SueAnn (Joe) Prouse and Janice (Randy) Saliares; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Doris (2003); son David (1984); and sisters Barbara (2003); Ramona (2018); Virginia (2019); and brother Norman (2020)